2015 is light on the events calendar for me by design. I have found (through trial and error) that doing fewer gigs allows me to pour my heart and soul into each in a way I can’t when they’re back to back. Quality over quantity, baby.
So, I have but two public live events in 2015. And I would love for you to join me at one or both!
This coming weekend I’ll be in Denver teaching a workshop on Sunday afternoon about the power of ease and strategies to get more of it in your life.
Then the second weekend in June I’ll be joining my dear friends Meggan Watterson and Rochelle Schieck along with my mom, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and the amazing songstress Maya Azucena for The REVEAL Immersion at Kripalu.
Details about both are below. See you there!
April 24 – 26, 2015
Colorado Convention Center, Denver
Join me & an incredible line-up of inspirational speakers including Kyle Gray, Meggan Watterson, Robert Holden, Nancy Levin, and Nick Ortner who will uplift, motivate & inspire you!
I’ll be teaching a workshop on Sunday afternoon about the power of ease and how to make your life easier as well as doing a book signing directly after.
For more information and to register, please click HERE.
June 12-14, 2015
Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, Stockbridge, MA
Reveal is a sacred invitation to experience and embody the divine feminine. It’s about abandoning our fears, but never ourselves, and stripping down to the truth of who we really are. It’s remembering that the source of unfaltering love is within us.
I’ll be teaching alongside Meggan Watterson, Rochelle Schieck, my mom, Dr. Christiane Northrup, and Maya Azucena.
For more information and to register, please click HERE.
(There are two beautiful videos plus some fabulous still shots of my book launch party in NYC at the bottom of this post. The love from that night oozes right off the screen when you see them and I don’t want you to miss out on that, so please be sure to scroll down.)
I was raised in a home that emphasized the importance of handwritten thank you notes. Every Christmas we had little pads of paper on which, upon opening each gift, we would write who it was from and what the item was so we could write a proper thank you later.
I still love writing thank you notes. I have an entire drawer of a relatively large bureau dedicated exclusively to greeting cards and thank you notes. I’m a stationery junkie. I just love it.
I’ve had this idea to spend a year writing thank you notes. I’d make a practice out of telling a different person thank you every single day via handwritten note. I would call it The Year of Thank You and invite others to join me on the quest. (It may happen yet. Stay tuned.)
Then a few girlfriends and I got the idea to do a thank you note writing retreat. We’ll snuggle up in Maine (or some other cozy locale), drink tea, and fill our present with gratitude for what’s happened in the past in written form. We’re still going to do it. Just an issue of calendar wrangling.
Thanksgiving is my all-time favorite holiday. Despite its sordid past, I just love that the modern-day expression of it is about coming together with the people you love, slowing down for a day, sharing really delicious food, and focusing on gratitude.
This year, like every year, I have a boatload to be grateful for. What’s new this year, though, is how many individual folks I feel profound gratitude toward. We’re not talking double digits. We’re talking in the hundreds, and even thousands.
The acknowledgments section of my book was the most fun to write. Every time I worked on it I got teary (which, if you’ve been hanging out here for a while you know isn’t uncommon, but is nonetheless significant every time. I’m not a crying hussy. I’m just easily moved.)
It was also the most anxiety inducing because I was so afraid of leaving someone out. I emailed my editors at least four different times to put someone in who’d popped into my head in the middle of the night and simply HAD to be mentioned.
I’ve been popping letters of gratitude in the mail and hand-delivering some all fall. I’ll continue to do so as the days grow shorter and I have the sweet privilege of staying home for a while. I can think of nothing more delicious than sitting by the fire in my cozy slippers writing notes that say thank you.
But, there are also some people I feel deep gratitude toward whose snail mail addresses I don’t have. Because I don’t even know their names and we’ve never met.
You open the emails I send you.
You read them.
You pass them along to friends.
You like my posts on Facebook and share them when moved to do so.
You tag me on Instagram when you’re reading my book in an airplane or while sick in bed.
You tweet me your aha moments.
You send emails sharing how you’re doing with the stuff in the book or in the blogs or videos.
You stop me at Whole Foods to say hi.
You buy and then read my book and tell friends about it.
You show up for live events and give me hugs afterward.
You stand in line to have your book signed and to take pictures.
I wish I could send you a handwritten note to express my gratitude. But in this case digital will have to do.
I know we may not ever meet (though I hope we do) but I’m grateful for you. I think of you often. I love reading your emails, comments, Tweets, Facebook, and Instagram posts. I love knowing you’re there.
P.S. Below are some images and video footage that explode my heart with a big “thank you” every time I see them. These are from my NYC book launch party, which was so much better than I ever could have imagined it. A big thank you to the following people for making that night possible:
1. Meggan Watterson and Marie Forleo for showing up and setting the tone with your love-filled and beautiful introductions. I’m the richest girl in the world because I have the privilege of knowing and loving women like you. (Watch the first video below to hear what they said.)
2. Joe and John at Betterment.com for hosting the most amazing book launch party in NYC I could have imagined. To find out more about their incredible service that helps people reach their financial goals very simply (and to get 3 months free) click HERE. (I, for one, am a very happy customer.)
3. Roni Martin Photography for donating her services to capture photographs of that magical night. I’ve pulled some of my favorites and put them at the bottom of this post but you can see the whole kit and caboodle HERE.
4. Kat and Sarah of June Baby Productions for producing two amazing videos of the evening. The first is the beautiful intros I mentioned above with footage from the party, plus a bit of a blubbering spontaneous speech from yours truly. The second are some beautiful words about Money: A Love Story from Marie, Meggan, Terri Cole, and Rebecca Spath. Enjoy and share away!
The rumors are true. The #moneylove train is coming to a city near you!
First up, I’m honored, humbled, and giddy with excitement that my dear friend Danielle LaPorte will be hosting an evening with me in Vancouver, BC on October 22nd. (Thank you to Conscious Divas for making this possible!)
We’re gonna talk love, money, and desire. It’s going to be so love filled and epic you won’t even know what to do with yourself. I barely know what to do with myself thinking about it.
Your ticket includes a copy of Money: A Love Story. Get tickets HERE.
Next, I’m hopping on a sea plane to visit beautiful Victoria, BC where yoUnlimited is hosting a #moneyloveevening with yours truly.
Join us Oct 23rd for a heart-filled talk on money, worth, and what’s important to you plus Q+A and lots of hugs. Your ticket includes a copy of Money: A Love Story. Click HERE for registration and details.
What’s up NYC!
After a brief stop home to hug my man and pack fresh undies, I’m headed to NYC for I Can Do It! with Hay House! These weekends are always chock full of inspiration and nourishment for your mind, body, and soul and not-to-be-missed.
I’m honored to be sharing the stage with friends Kris Carr, Nancy Levin, Meggan Watterson, Nick Ortner, and more. For details and to get your ticket click HERE.
And that wraps up the live #moneylove tour for 2013. I’m so looking forward to meeting you on one of the stops!
In 2014 it looks like I’m headed to Fargo, Scottsdale, Toronto, London, Denver, NYC, Long Beach, and Pasadena so be sure you get on my list so you hear about details first!
P.S. Did you miss my 2-hour online event, A Course in Having Enough, with Marianne Williamson, Barbara Stanny, and Amanda Steinberg last week? Don’t worry – it was recorded! CLICK HERE to register and get the mp3 recording so you can soak up all the #moneylove we shared.]]>
Have you ever bought something that in the moment felt like the best purchase EVER, only to wonder what the heck you were thinking when you got your credit card bill three weeks later?
If so, you may have fallen prey to impulsive spending.
Money is a deeply emotional issue. Anyone who tells you otherwise is either lying or totally out of touch.
We buy things because we want to feel a certain way: abundant, pretty, comfortable, sexy, etc. But the truth is, the path to long-term, sustainable happiness is not actually paved in paper and plastic (bills and credit cards, that is.)
Just like alcohol, drugs, food, sex, and any other vice you can name, spending money can be a way to numb out. Sometimes we’re trying to avoid feeling what we’re feeling so we pull out our credit card.
So how do we stop impulsive spending? How do we make smarter, more mindful spending decisions that actually DO contribute to sustainable happiness and financial well-being?
I’m so glad you asked because this week’s Financial Freedom Friday episode covers this topic in depth.
Watch the video below to get 5 simple steps you can take to stop impulsive spending before it even starts. Your bank account, credit card balances, savings account, and peace of mind will all thank you :)
Stop impulsive spending before it even starts in 5 simple steps: http://bit.ly/17pH9Aw (Tweet it!)
When do you find yourself the most prone to impulsive spending? What other tips do you have for stopping impulsive spending? Leave a comment below!
My new book, Money: A Love Story, Untangle Your Financial Woes and Create the Life You Really Want is out! (Amazon.com and bookstores started selling it early – surprise!)
When you get your copy you’ll also get access to a 2-hour online event I’m doing called A Course in Having Enough with guest teachers Marianne Williamson, Barbara Stanny, and Amanda Steinberg.
It’s a pretty sparkly lineup. Find out all the details at www.moneyalovestory.com. (When you order before August 31st you’ll also be entered to win a 30 minute one-on-one Skype session with me AND you’ll get access to an exclusive, live Q+A hangout!)
My friend Erin Cox is one hot mama. In fact she’s so hot, she wrote a book on being hot.
Erin had her first baby away from her family, isolated as a military wife in the Mohave Desert. She really struggled with wanting to be at home with her little girl, but also not wanting to give up her identity as a career woman.
Whether you’ve ever felt torn between spending time with your kids and working on your career, or between two other equally valuable pursuits, I know you can relate.
Erin came out with her book, One Hot Mama: The Guide to Getting Your Mind and Body Back After Baby, this past spring. As she went through her own struggles and witnessed those of her friends, she found solutions and took notes. The book is a result of her real-life research in being one hot mama.
Erin and I sat down to chat more about what it takes to not lose your identity when you have a baby, how to create success on your own terms, and what freedom really means.
Tune in to the episode of Glimpse TV below to learn Erin’s most powerful tip for coming back to yourself when you’re a mom — and more.
As a mother you set the tone for the day for your children. ~@onehotmamaguide (Tweet it!)
Find out more about Erin at www.erincox.com.
Learn more about Erin’s 8-week course, Love Your Body After Baby HERE.
Grab a copy of One Hot Mama by clicking HERE.
And starting July 8th, Erin is hosting a free course with En*theos called Success On Your Own Terms, featuring over 25 amazing and successful mompreneurs who have created lives of freedom. Sign up by clicking HERE — it’s free!
How have you overcome feeling torn between being a mom and building your career? What tips and tricks do you use to stay sane? Erin and I would love to hear from you so leave a comment below!